THE DECORATIONS: A CHRISTMAS STORY BY RAMSEY CAMPBELL. Ramsey Campbell.

THE DECORATIONS: A CHRISTMAS STORY BY RAMSEY CAMPBELL...

[Stockton, MN]: Alpenhouse Apparitions, 2005. Octavo, eleven engravings by Ladislav Hanka, black cloth with three quarter marble board front, fore and bottom edge uncut. First edition. One of 250 numbered copies signed by Campbell and artist Ladislav Hanka. A short ghost story specifically written for this publisher. David, a young boy, tries to navigate family tensions during a visit to his grandparents for the Christmas holidays. David’s mother has recently been abandoned by her husband, and David’s grandmother, who is struggling with dementia, obsesses over a plastic Santa Claus decoration coming loose from the roof of her house. The narrative slowly builds to a terrifying, ambiguous climax. THE DECORATIONS was later selected as the lead story by editor Stephen Jones for The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror (2006). A fine copy. A lovely example of hand letter pressed book in a fine binding. (19991). Item #19991

Price: $200.00

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